STEVIE WONDER : JESUS CHILDREN OF AMERICA [INNERVISIONS, 1973]

Από το άφταστο αριστουργημά του, Innervisions του 1973, ο 23χρονος Stevie Wonder σε ένα τραγούδι που, “τεχνικά” θα μπορούσε να περιγραφτεί σαν funky spiritual.
Όχι ότι υπάρχει και άλλος τρόπος πέραν του “τεχνικού” για να το περιγράψεις.

From his 1973 absolute masterpiece,
Innervisions, here’s the 23-year-old Stevie Wonder on a song that, “technically” can be described as funky spiritual.
Not that there’s any other way besides “technical” to describe it.


Hello Jesus
Jesus children
Jesus loves you
Jesus children
Hello children Jesus loves you of America
Are you hearing
What he’s saying?
Are you feeling
What you’re praying?
Are you hearing, praying, feeling what you say inside?
You’d better tell
Your story fast…
And if you lie
It will come to pass…
Tell me!
Tell me holy
Holy roller
Holy roller
Are you standing
Are you standing
Like a soldier?
Like a soldier?
Waell…
Are you standing for everything you talk about?
Holy roller…
Say
Transcen
Transcendental
Dental meditation
Meditation
Speaks of
Speaks of inner
Inner Preservation
Preservation
Well…
Transcendental meditation gives you peace of
Peace of mind
You’d better tell
Your story fast…
And if you lie
It will come to pass…
Tell ’em
Don’t lie to ’em
Don’t tell lies
Tell ’em
Don’t lie to ’em
Ooh, hu hu… uh uh uh… yeah
Tell ’em
Don’t lie to ’em
Tell ’em
Don’t lie to ’em
Tell ’em Jesus
Tell me
Tell me junkie
If you’re able
If you’re able
Playing
Are you playing your cards
On the table
On the table
Yeah…
Are you happy when you stick a needle in your vein
Hey hey
Tell the children
Hey hey hey
Jesus
Jesus died on
Cross for you
Cross for you
Mary
Mary is just
Looking at you
Looking at you
Yeah…
Mother Mary feels so much pain
Looking at him
So. you better tell
Tell your story
Your story fast…
Tell your story, story!
And if you lie
Yeah, tell your story
It will come to pass
Yeah, tell your story, story!
Um… um I need you Jesus…

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4 Comments

  1. Baydreamer September 13, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Awesome! Stevie Wonder is an American icon! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. Oannes September 16, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you very much!

      Reply
  2. Resa September 15, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    Always brilliant! Stevie was and is his own special unique brand, and we are lucky for that.

    Reply
    1. Oannes September 16, 2020 at 9:38 pm

      ☝️

      Reply

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